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Vincy upbeat as Digicel T20 defending champs!

The Vincy team following their victory in last year's Digicel Twenty/20 tournament at Greenland. Photo: provided
Digicel CEO Declan Cassidy congratulates the Vincy team following their tournament victory. Photo: provided
Digicel CEO Declan Cassidy congratulates the Vincy team following their tournament victory. Photo: provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Defending Champions, Vincy Cricket Club, are confident and upbeat ahead of the upcoming Digicel Twenty/20 Cricket Tournament which gets under way on March 9, 2014 and features a total of nine teams.

Team manager, Tameka Johnson Ollivierre, expressed faith and confidence in her team to repeat as champions.

Digicel BVI, the largest telecommunications provider in the Virgin Islands announced their sponsorship of the BVI Cricket Association's (BVICA) 2014 Twenty/20 Cricket Tournament at Greenland Grounds on Tortola on February 20, 2014.  

The tournament also features four time champions, Cavaliers, along with Vikings, Lucas United, New Testament Church of God, Grenada, Seventh-day Adventist Club, Road Town Wholesale and Wolues.  

Digicel’s Commercial and Operations Director, Mr. Kevin C. Smith, said, “We are extremely pleased to be partnering once again as title sponsor of the Digicel Twenty/20 Tournament. Digicel’s sponsorship will focus on growing the on-going popularity of the game in the BVI, developing local talent, and bringing out the excitement and passion of Cricket to as many people as possible”.  

"We are looking forward to an exciting tournament this year" said Mr. Shan Mohamed, President of the BVICA.

Further, Mr. Mohamed said, "We are pleased that the Digicel is once again partnering with the BVICA to ensure that cricket is played in the BVI. We are very grateful to Digicel for their support over the years which also helps us to prepare the future stars of the sport. We hope to build on the success of past tournaments played at Greenland and we want to encourage residents to come out because this will be an exciting tournament."

Games will be played every Sunday with two matches - one at 10:00 a.m. and the other at 2:00 p.m. The first three weeks will see four teams compete in a round robin format. The winner will then join the top five teams on the island for what promises to be a highly competitive round robin tournament.

The top two teams will then play in the finals scheduled for May 25, 2014. There will be a donation at the gate of $3.00 that will go towards the development of cricket at the youth level.

Digicel will be on location for the ten-week tournament with top-up deals, exclusive offers, prizes, raffles and more. “As always, Digicel will bring lots of fun and color to the event,” commented Smith.

First Round Fixtures

 Sunday March 9th

10:00 am: RTW vs. Grenada

2:00 pm: S.D.A vs. Wolues

 Sunday March 16th

10:00 am: S.D.A vs. RTW

2:00 pm: Grenada vs. Wolues

 Sunday March 23rd

10:00 am: RTW vs. Wolues

2:00 pm: S.D.A vs. Grenada

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